An Exploration of Cumberland Island

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Cumberland Island National Seashore lies seven miles off St. Marys, a town 15 miles east of I-95 exit 1 in Georgia. A ferryboat ($10 round trip) connects the mainland to the island twice daily (9 AM, 11:45 AM) but runs sporadically in winter — advance reservations are recommended.

Reservations are a must to ensure your choice of campsite; spaces are limited, even in the backcountry. A small nightly camping permit fee applies. There are no facilities on Cumberland Island — no restaurants, no stores. All of your food must be brought in and garbage packed out.

For reservations and more information, call (912) 882-4335, Mon-Fri, 10 AM to 4 PM.

For additional information on Cumberland Island National Seashore, please visit its National Park Service website or GORP's National Parks and Preserves section.

For information on the Cumberland Island Museum and its research projects, please write: Cumberland Island Museum, PO Box 796, St. Marys, GA 31558.

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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